Researcher Profiles

Miss Nikki Dumbrell

Research Associate
Faculty of the Professions

I am interested in research that can identify win-win scenarios for food and fibre production, natural resource condition and farmer profitability. I see potential to achieve this through research that identifies and addresses issues on-farm and off-farm and research that can influence policy decisions.

I am currently working on projects to improve the profitability and sustainability of vegetable industries in south-east Asia.

Yagnesh Nagarajan

Faculty of Sciences

I investigate the regulatory mechanisms of TRP channels in limited oxygen conditions.

Dr Stephen Warren-Smith

Ramsay Fellow
Faculty of Sciences

Stephen completed his BSc (Physics and Theoretical Physics) with first class honours at The University of Adelaide in 2006. From 2007 to 2010 he completed his PhD under the supervision of Tanya Monro, Shahraam Afshar, and Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem on a project titled “Chemical sensing using microstructured optical fibres.” His PhD project was in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Swinburne University of Technology to develop microstructured optical fibre sensors for the application of corrosion sensing of aircraft.

Annabel Sorby-Adams

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Annabel is a current PhD Candidate and Member of the Translational Neuropathology Laboratory and Stroke Research Program within the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. Her research is also affiliated with the Adelaide Center for Neuroscience Research, NeuroSurgical Research Foundation and the Peter Couche Foundation

Associate Professor Caroline Laurence

Head of School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Caroline Laurence is a health services researcher and is currently the Head of the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide.

She is a recognised expert in the area of health workforce planning, particularly for the primary care sector. Her research has contributed to a greater understanding of the workforce pipeline in Australia including career decision making, workforce maldistribution, retention issues, changing workforce profiles and workforce policy analysis.

Nerina Dunt

Faculty of Arts

Nerina Dunt is a researcher, writer and occasional curator. Her most recent major project was the research and documentation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Collection held by Flinders University Art Museum. She was also commissioned by the University of New South Wales for research projects 'South Australian Artists at the Art Gallery of South Australia' and 'Photohistory SA, R.J. Noye Collection at the Art Gallery of South Australia'; both of which were documented for Design & Art Australia Online.

Julia Kuring

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a PhD Candidate with The University of Adelaide, School of Psychology. My current research explores the relationship between mental illness and dementia and specifically whether mental illness can increase the risk of developing dementia.

I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist, registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, and a member and past Chairperson of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. My clinical practice has included rehabilitation, mental health, and general hospital settings with adults and older adults.

Aaron Humphrey

Faculty of Arts

Dr Aaron Humphrey is a researcher at the University of Adelaide and teaches in the department of media. His research combines critical analysis with creative practice to investigate the relationships between images and texts, and between media and society. He was recently awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence for his doctoral dissertation about comics and pedagogy.

Fidelma Breen

Faculty of Arts

PhD Candidate - Economics and Emotions: The Irish Migrant Experience in Australia, 2000-2015
Postgraduate Student Representative, Geography, Environment and Population